Why does my new Windows computer lock up after one hour idle time?

Eric January 22, 2011
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When I leave my new computer alone for more then 1 hour, it locks up. Mouse won’t move, keyboard locks up, and then I have to do a hard reboot. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  1. Aibek
    January 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Eric,

    Did you find the solution for your issue? Did you check the links above? Let us know


  2. Brian Mckney
    January 25, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Check in the registry to set the idle time.Brian Mckney

    January 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    What operating system are you running? Is it a laptop or a desktop? These are links with information about systems freezing.


    You may want to check and make changes to your power scheme. If you are running windows 7 here is a link how to do it:


    For windows vista:


    For XP: